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Sam Cook & Felicity Hill
The number of women in the Angolan National Assembly repre sents 39 per cent of the total number of parliamentarians in the country and the figure meets the world's established quota, according to a report from the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP).
Rwanda National Police (RNP) will begin conducting special training for female police officers to promote women participation in security and peace-building, both at the national and international levels.
The Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel Gasana, announced this yesterday during the first ever RNP Female Officers' Convention held at Petit Stade in Kigali.
UN Women conducted two workshops in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, and Monrovia in Montserrado County.
The three day GRB workshop in Monrovia brought together 14 representatives of local civil society organizations (CSOs) that focus on advancing good governance. The training was held to sensitize CSOs to the significance of tracking the national budget and its focus on gender sensitivity in development projects.
Media in Southern Africa still has a long way to go towards gender sensitive reporting in newsrooms, a study by Gender Links has revealed.
Women have become more forthcoming as news sources than before as indicated by findings of the Gender and Media Progress Study (GMPS) that show that during the past seven years women sources have risen from 4% to 20% in Botswana.
In presenting these findings, Binki Kerileng a gender activist, said that during her time as a councillor she would attend rallies and functions with her male counterparts yet she would not be quoted.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment UN WOMEN (formerly UNIFEM) is helping build the capacity of Liberian civil society by training local non-profit organizations to advocate for the integration of gender initiatives into the budget of local and national government through gender responsive budgeting (GRB).